Chinese medicine has been treating hearing loss for thousands of years, through both acupuncture and herbal remedies. Often seen as indicators of innate intelligence, the importance of the ear and one’s ability to hear was not overlooked in Chinese culture or medicine. Indeed, problems with any of the senses or sense organs were taken very seriously. These organs were seen as windows of the soul, or Shen, through which our spirit-mind interacts with the universe.
If these poetic descriptions make it difficult for you to believe in the usefulness of Chinese medicine, modern research is thankfully making it feel like less of a leap of faith to try out alternative treatments like acupuncture for hearing loss. A collection of Chinese studies from the last five years concluded that acupuncture for hearing loss is an effective treatment, and even improves the outcomes of standard modern treatment protocols. Combine that with herbal remedies, and you could be well on your way to regaining some acuity of this important sense.
Hearing loss can have a lot of underlying causes, so we make it a point to use every technique at our disposal to treat each individual case with thoughtfulness and care. Once a diagnosis is arrived at through highly refined pattern differentiation, practitioners of Chinese medicine can tailor a treatment to meet your specific needs. In addition to acupuncture and herbal remedies, we regularly employ the use of cupping, gua sha, tui na massage, moxibustion, meditation, psychotherapy, craniosacral therapy, and more. Even dietary therapy and lifestyle modification can play a part in your healing journey. Try out acupuncture for hearing loss, today!